Community Calendar

Community Calendar is a free service.  Please submit your events or information in writing to or mail to WBRM, 147 N. Garden Street, Marion, NC 28752.  Please submit your information a week to 10 days ahead of the event. 

The American Red Cross is now facing an emergency blood shortage following a difficult Fourth of July week for blood donations, with hundreds fewer blood drives than a typical week and a resulting decline in donations. Right now, blood is being distributed to hospitals faster than donations are coming in. All eligible donors are urgently needed to give now to help replenish the blood supply.  Call 652-6531 for more information.

McDowell County Department of Social Services is currently accepting applications for the Crisis Intervention Program to help county residents with cooling assistance. Applicants are asked to apply in person at McDowell County Department of Social Services, 145 E. Court Street in Marion. Applications will be processed Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM. If not able to apply in person, applicants can contact McDowell County Department of Social Services at 828-652-3355.

This Wednesday, July 18th, at the Marion Public Library there will be a “Rainbow Spinner Workshop” beginning at 3:00 pm and at 11:00 AM at the Old Fort Branch. 

The West Marion Community Forum is providing a free Summer Feeding Program. Lunch is served Monday through Wednesday from 11 o’clock to 12noon and runs throughout the summer until August 18th.   Transportation will be provided...if you have a child that needs to be picked up, please call Belinda Young at 527-0088.

A new Friends group has formed to support Mountain Gateway Museum and they would like you to be a friend, too. The Friends group was organized to help increase financial and volunteer support for the museum.  Friends of the Mountain Gateway Museum also will act as an advocate, working with communities, as well as state, local, and regional governments, to promote the museum’s mission and the services it offers to smaller museums, libraries, historic sites, and historical societies across 38 western North Carolina counties.

Want to make a difference, touch lives, and impact your community?   CarePartners Hospice and Palliative Care McDowell has many opportunities for Volunteer services.  You can make an everlasting impact with just a few hours of your time a week.  Call 652-1318, ext.303 for more information. 

The McDowell County 4-H teens will be traveling to Charleston South Carolina for “Teen Camp”, along with other area 4-H groups, Monday August 6th through Wednesday the 8th.  There will be historical tours, visits to the Aquarium and a Ghost Tour.  Call Chad at 652-8104 for more information.

There will be Country Breakfast Buffet, Saturday July 28 7:00 until 10:00 AM at the Whitehouse Community Center, 5408 Painters Gap Road, Union Mills.  Adults eat for $6.00, children 6-12, $3.00 and under 6, free.